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At long last, Bulls announce signing of Deng to six-year deal

Updated: July 31, 2008, 1:17 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Derrick Rose was the No. 1 overall pick in last month's NBA draft, but Luol Deng still ranks as the Chicago Bulls' cornerstone player.

That status was slammed home Wednesday when Bulls general manager John Paxson told ESPN Radio 1000 in Chicago that Deng and the Bulls, after more than a year of slow-moving negotiations, completed a new contract that will keep the restricted free agent in Chicago.

The Bulls announced in a news release Thursday morning that the deal was signed, ...

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